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Abtronic Review - Does This Abdominal Device Actually Work? Are poor quality and consumer complaints deal breakers?

Editor's Review: 3.5 / 5.0

abtronic-product-imageThere has been plenty of discussion about Abtronic, so we took some time to create a comprehensive review, examining the side effects, ingredients, clinical studies and level of customer care. Furthermore, we read through hundreds of dieter reviews and customer responses from around the web. At this point we condensed all of the data we discovered in order to give you the facts you need.

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What You Need To Know

Abtronic is a fitness device/system that uses EMS or Electro Muscle Stimulation. The purpose of this product is to burn off fat, tighten the abdominals and exercise the muscles while you relax or do other things. The Abtronic is a belt, which can be strapped onto different parts of the body. These include the abdominals, buttocks area, legs and arms. This device has 10 different levels of intensity and six different exercise programs to select from. In order to use Abtronic, you just strap it on for 10 minutes at a time. An application gel is provided with this device, and should be applied to the skin beforehand. Put simply, this device causes “deep pulsations,” which contract the muscles.

We are unsure when the Abtronic was initially released, but it has been around since at least 2001. This device is fine for men and women alike, and it can be used anywhere, but read on…

Poor Product Quality – Watch Out!

According to our Research Editor, “There are a lot of customer complaints about the overall quality of the Abtronic device. Many people say this abdominal system stops working quickly or simply breaks.”

One customer stated, “I am disappointed, I could only use ABTRONIC for a week. Then, it stop working.”

“I haven’t had it for a month and it’s already broken,” said another user.

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A Lot of Consumer Complaints

If you check out websites such as Consumer Affairs, you will notice a high number of customer complaints regarding Abtronic. In fact, one user said, “This item came in and was majorly defective. I’m having to send it back for a refund.”

Another customer complained, “My Abtronic did absolutely nothing, and I want my money back.”

Our research has revealed that if there is a certain part of a fitness product or diet program that is especially concerning or problematic (a painful/difficult exercise routine, pills that make you jittery, a lot of customer complaints, poor product quality) the probability of long-term success is low. This means if Abtronic does in fact cause a high number of user complaints, this could be a serious issue.

The Science

From what we could gather, there is no real clinical research or studies that prove this abdominal device works as claimed. This is unfortunate, because we at DietSpotlight need to see documented science that supports the workout product or supplement. With the Abtronic device, we only see a big red flag.

The Bottom Line

We appreciate that Abtronic is intended to help you tone up the abdominals, strengthen the core and improve overall fitness. However, we do not believe that this device yields the results it claims. Judging from the customer feedback and consumer complaints we found online, there are several problems with Abtronic. Therefore we do not recommend this abdominal fitness device.

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What You Should Know

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The Abtronic electronic fitness system is designed to exercise your muscles while you relax. You simply put on the conductive gel and put on the Abtronic belt. While you watch television or do housework, the Abtronic system uses electronic stimulation to tighten and release your muscles.

The Abtronic belt uses EMS technology (Electronic Music Stimulation) and feasibly could work on any part of the body as long as the belt physically fits.

List of Ingredients

Not applicable.

Product Features

The system has 10 different intensity levels so that you can gradually increase your exercise as you make progress.

The Abtronic system also has 6 different exercise programs, so that you can get a balanced workout.

Each system comes with a 4 ounce bottle of firming and toning gel as well as a 2 ounce bottle of activating gel.

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  • The system could hypothetically allow you to exercise while doing other things or even while relaxing.
  • The Abtronic system is very portable and takes up very little space.
  • The product is available for as little as $60.


  • In 2002, the Abtronic company lost a large court case for faulty advertizing. Quite simply, the court determined that the system did not fulfill the promises that the company marketed, such as getting a six-pack without exercising, or the assertion that using the machine for 10 minutes is the same as 600 sit-ups.
  • In the present, it is scientifically questionable whether the product actually works. Many people do not feel that the product worked the muscles at all. Even if it does work muscles some, it clearly does not give comparable exercise to a genuine workout as the company once claimed.
  • The system uses "passive" muscle stimulation, meaning that you will burn only a few calories. You cannot expect the Abtronic system to help with abdominal fat. At the most, it can only somewhat help to strengthen your muscles. Dealing with fat requires you to use more calories than you consume, and the Abtronic system is not a help for that goal.
  • Because of the court case, the Abtronic system is no longer available new. However, many previous owners are more than happy to sell their used models for a greatly reduced price.
  • Based on the scientifically questionable basis of the system, it is reasonable to ask how healthy or safe extensive use of the system actually is.


The Abtronic fitness system is clear evidence that fitness only comes through hard work. Many people who purchased the system in 2001 and 2002, now feel that they were cheated. It is possible that electronic muscle stimulation could be somewhat effective, but it can never be a substitute for legitimate exercise. Many products such as thermogenic fat burners can help, but fitness always requires good nutrition and consistent exercise. There are no effortless shortcuts.

63 User Reviews About Abtronic

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  • 1

    I had back surgery a few years ago and there are 2 screws in my vertebrae lower back. Would this be ok to use.


    Karen (Editor)

    Hi Shella. Please be sure to consult your doctor to access this product’s safety to your body.


  • 2
    Rick Metayer

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  • 3
    Your Name

    Wow very negative, it DOES GIVE YOU RESULTS!!


  • 4

    Is it recommended for the one who has cirrhosis liver to use abtronic2 belt? Also how about one who is suffering from varicosities? Could someone suggest me appropriately?


  • 5

    If they have been taken to court why are they advertising on Australian television on one of their major networks.


  • 6

    How many times a day can you use the Abtronic2 belt


  • 7

    Please suggest me can I purchase or not, is this product useful to reduce weight…


  • 8
    Your Name

    Can you use it only on the stomach?


  • 9

    I watch the advertisement i want buy the belt but the rate was could not suitable for my budget



    Ebay, cheap but don’t waste your money, they got sued in America and lost, it’s a sham !


  • 10

    Any side effects


  • 11

    Where do I order new pads and gel?


  • 12

    It won’t work???

    , do I have to use gel


  • 13

    hey its relly work r not tel me rply me


  • 14

    I have used the Abtronic now for a few weeks and I am already feeling the difference. I say feeling because it is definitely strengthening my weak stomach muscles. In saying that I am combining it with regular exercise and good eating. I view this machine as an extra to my work out routine. If you are going to solely use this to get rid of tummy fat it will never happen. I have found the machine is helping my stomach muscles after three children. For women reading this the best way to cut down stomach fat in my opinion is cut out sugar. I have found my stomach has gone down so much from cutting out so much sugar. I did not buy this belt thinking it would magically make my tummy flat. I have stretch marks from three kids and only a tummy tuck will fix the pouch (however since doing regular excercise consistently my stomach has gone down more then I ever though possible). Is it worth it? for me it has been. For women with weak stomach muscles I highly recommend it. I have found that also since my stomach muscles are getting stronger I have less back pain.


  • 15

    am using this 45 mins a day but i didnt foynd any changes….when sholud we use aftr food or before
    ..is there any side effects ….on my stomach i got lik scrubbg marks on 3 places where the 4 electrns fitted



    Please let me know if the product ia usefull, as I want to purchase it


  • 16

    Children below the age 16 can or cannot use the abtronic x2? If not what is the age limit to use it?


  • 17

    Just watching on a purely advertising channel on TV in Australia, and that’s why I’m checking out your site – yup, they’re advertising for sale, brand new abtronics, with slightly hard to read riders on how much you should do other things to actually get that six pack. Oh, and there’s some female body building champ. who is also plugging it…



    Because in all probabilities, a court ruling/decision in one jurisdiction does not apply to another.


  • 18

    does the usage of the abtronic cause any effect on the internal organs and their functions? if not what is the proof?


  • 19
    Liz Head

    How long and how many times a day can I use the abtronic2?


  • 20

    Do you have to use gel ? It didn’t come with it


    Your Name

    It rubs the lotion on its skin





  • 21
    jenny spiteri

    can you please tell me if it will be ok for a person with a bad back my brother inlaw is elderly


  • 22

    I have long term back problems and think the Abtronic X2 may help me with these. I need to know the length of the belt and what size it would cover, please. Thank-you


  • 23
    Lashandra Dampier

    WOW! Wonderful and well deserved.


    sandra tulshi

    After reading all the reviews I am 50/50 can someone please convince me.


    Your Name

    it works honey.. but you have to keep up with regular exercise. sits up will be good then afta use the abtronic. it work for me considering im only using it for a month. I can see the difference. my abs is starting to show up.. good stuff you just have to used it properly.


  • 24

    Its really works ?


  • 25

    When someone writes an post he/she keeps the idea of a user in his/her mind that how a user can understand it. So that’s why this paragraph is outstdanding. Thanks!


  • 26

    Am looking for a purchase of Abtronic Belt is it worth buying ? what is the cost of the product exactly ? online its shows 5000 bucks but in add they r giving half d price mention above kindly revert back


  • 27

    How can you in one sentence say that the abtronic belt doesn’t work and tell us that this other brand which is dearer I might add works?
    I think there is enough rubbish out there.
    Listen people.
    If you want to loose that belly or have abb’s like the hulk, there is something on the market that is free and will actually save you money.
    Want to know what it is???
    Here it is in a nutshell.

    Maintain a healthy diet and do dome exercises.
    That’s it. No special get fit quick crap.
    Save money cause you eat less and get fit at the same time.
    I personally use my old bull worker to aid in my training at home and that works well but I have to use it !!
    Any of these devices like abb king pro and so on work if you use them but so does training at home without them.
    Bottom line , you have to get off your butts !!


    t peake

    what about back muscle rehab not expecting quick fix for the ultimate 6 pack looking for a inexpensive way to work my back muscles so i can entertain the idea of the gym and running again


    Your Name

    Not everyone wants to use it because they eat crap! I’ve had 3 c-sections and 4 hernias so I’m looking for some inner abdo strengthing because I can do abdo exercise.


  • 28
    susan king

    i hav just gone through breast cancer and had a bilateral mastectomy is it safe to use abtronic x 2 on stomach if not why.


  • 29

    Are you stupid or simply do not understand English? EMS: Electronic MUSIC Stimulation???? Give me a break!


  • 30

    did women has any side effect using this???????????


  • 31
    is it works on kids under 14

    its pain but useful


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  • 33

    Hi! I’m wondering what masikng tape you use? I just watched your video on applying the tape .once that is done, you send that to the customer, or is there another step before mailing? Thanks!!


  • 34

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  • 35

    i just bought this thing and its all ready tearing. i have only used it once! the square piece that mounts to the small strap all ready lost two buttons! it may be a productive product if you can get more than one use ot of it!


  • 36

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  • 37

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  • 38

    I need the nathealth gel for massage . I have the abtronic 1 . Where in the United States i can buy it.


  • 39

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  • 40

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  • 41

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  • 42

    Will it work? Should I buy? I’m over weight



    I have the Abtronic x2 and have for about 2weeks. I’m sceptical about it trimming you down I wouldn’t buy it for that reason only. From my brief experience I’m using it about 3-4 hrs a day and as well as a good massage it has definitely helped with my severe back problem. I think it will increase the strength of your core muscles but to lose weight the only way is hard work and a good diet. I’ve had bad back probs for years and I can say it has 150% helped to relax my issues. For that I totally recommend. Hope that helps


  • 43

    i have a doubt whether the abtronic pro weight reducing belt really works to reduce my belly fat


  • 44

    does this belt really helps reducing weight…. pls help


  • 45
    sahab uddin

    i need gel but not finding
    plz help my no is 09435043344


  • 46
    sahab uddin

    i need abtronic x2 gel. plz help


  • 47

    So, this system that i used three years ago for 3 months that gave me my sixpack and now i am starting to use it again, immideately see a big difference after just 2 days, (notice that i spent 3-4 hours using it at strenght lvl 6-7 ). and the only other thing i do is walk to school and spend the rest of the day as a sofa pig. but nah, its probably the hard excercise i perform that gives me my sixpack….



    I agree with guest329. used it for 30mins daily on every part that i need to tone. level1-4 is like a massage. if you want results go 5 or higher. I just found mine last week and been using it again. Reason why i looked it up now is that i need to buy the gel. ive been using waterbased lotion for now but not as good as the gel it came with.



    ok try to buy a gel as soon as possible



    is it really works?dinesh help me out to know abt tis product pls! am confused

  • 48
    Marvyl Beecher

    The Abtronic– It took 45 minutes to figure out how it worked, the gel pads come unsnapped every time you remove the belt, the gel pad attached to the pads then either stick to the skin?? The become a garbled mess when you try and remove them. After 45 minutes I never was able to get any vibration at all from this product?? I returned this product.


  • 49
    Jeroen Schoones

    you must believe in the product hahaha


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